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Visit the Library

The primary purpose of the FIT Library is to support the teaching, learning, research, and study needs of members of the FIT college community. If you are a visitor (including FIT alumni/former students) you must request an advance appointment to use the FIT Library.

Current FIT & SUNY students, faculty, and staff do not require appointments but must present a currently valid FIT or SUNY photo ID card to be admitted to the building.

All potential FIT Library visitors must use our online research appointment request form. We do not accept appointments by phone or emailPotential visitors to SPARC or Historical Forecast Archives (which have different visitor requirements) should see the information below.

Before requesting an appointment, please refer to FIT's Library Visitors policy for detailed information on library access and use, required identification, appointment guidelines and procedures.

Research Appointment Request Form

   Helpful tips:

  • Always check the calendar on this page before submitting a request to see if the Library will be open the day(s) you are requesting.
    Visitor hours are more limited than general library hours; check calendar for details day-by-day.
    -CLOSED Monday January 21 for observance of Martin Luther King jr. Day
    -Tuesday January 22 : PERIODICALS unit (magazines, look books etc.) will be CLOSED to visitors.
  • Please allow 24 hours to receive a response, or longer if submitted when the Library is closed (check our schedule) .
  • We do not make same-day appointments
  • Appointments will be considered as if submitted the following day if they don't meet these deadlines  (subject to change without notice due to holidays, special events or situations):
    Winter Semester 2019 deadlines
    (January 2 - January 25, 2019)
    Monday - Saturday: 6:00 pm
    (Closed Sunday; Requests for Mondays must be received by 6pm on Saturday)
    Please note that appointments submitted late in the day, even if they meet these deadlines, may not be approved for a next day appointment as you should allow up to 24 hours to receive a response, longer when we are closed.
    -Closed Monday January 21 for observance of Martin Luther King jr. Day. No appointment requests will be processed that day.
    -Tuesday January 22 : PERIODICALS unit (magazines, look books etc.) will be CLOSED to visitors.
    -Requests for Tuesday January 22 appointments must be made by 5pm Saturday January 19
  • Undergraduate and graduate students at other local/regional colleges/universities (except SUNY) should contact librarians at their own institution first. A METRO (Metropolitan New York Library Council) referral card from your school's librarian may be required in addition to requesting an appointment.
  • When filling out your appointment request, be specific about what you'd like to see or use at the library; your request may be denied or delayed if you are not specific.
  • There is a limit of 20 items per person, per visit, of materials from behind the FIT Library Periodicals Desk. This does not affect self-service materials  on open shelves, such as look books and bound issues of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.
  • If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please contact us by email at ask@fitnyc.libanswers.com or call the Research Services Desk at  212.217.4400
  • If you miss your appointment you will need to submit a new Research Appointment Request Form; please include a note mentioning your original appointment

    More important-to-know information at Visit the Library FAQ

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